Abstract: The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) is one of the higher education institutions that are highly concerned about saving lives and possessions through conscious management of the emergency. The study aims at analysing the risks at the university premises through identifying and evaluating these risks as well as designing an assessment matrix of the dangers that threaten their educational activities. Moreover, it aims to upgrade the work of the safety committee responsible for directing operations at the university into a comprehensive emergency committee that incorporates all the vocational, technical and medical specializations. The study reveals that the risks threatening the (IUG) include fire, explosions, bombardment and mechanical dangers with fire maintaining the greatest likelihood. A proposal for an emergency committee which tackles the defects of the safety committee and which encompasses all states of emergency has been made. The responsibilities of the proposed emergency committee have been determined, so that, the tasks will be clear and specialized and Scenarios have been prepared for possible risks in the facilities of the Islamic University. The study recommends that the frame for the proposed emergency committee should be established and that the responsibilities of each subcommittee be identified. In addition, it recommends that a clear description of each potential danger be provided.
Raed E.S. Abunamous, Alaa M.A. Musalam and Nizam M. El-Ashgar, 2020. Emergency Management in Universities as a Case Study Islamic University Gaza. International Business Management, 14: 337-345.